There is no higher priority at Springfield College than the security of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors to our campus. In addition to established emergency procedures, there are many safety and security measures in place, including:
- Our Department of Public Safety patrols our grounds in marked police cruisers, on foot, and on bicycles. They are approachable at any time.
- Security escorts are available anywhere on the campus twenty-four hours each day by calling Public Safety at 748-5555.
- The College shuttle is available for transportation from classes, academic programs, and activities to campus residences and parking lots. It operates seven days each week during the academic year. The hours are: Sunday – Wednesday, 6 p.m. – midnight; and Thursday – Saturday, 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.
- Most student residence halls and a number of academic buildings make use of an electronic ID access system.
- Guards monitor residence hall entrances from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., and the three major parking lots twenty-four hours each day.
- Security cameras monitor entrances to most campus buildings, as well as the new soccer field and track.
- Emergency telephones are installed throughout the campus. They are marked by blue lights on the residence halls, track, Babson Library, Portsmouth St. Warehouse, and the Brennan Center.
- The College conducts crime prevention and awareness programs in the residence halls.
In addition to these safety and security measures, each member of the Springfield College community contributes to the overall safety and security of the campus. Remember to:
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Report any suspicious activity or individual to Public Safety.
- Use the safety services.
- Place your valuables in a secure location.
- Keep your residence hall room doors locked.
- Lock your motor vehicle.
Campus Safety Tips
You should always be alert and use common sense to protect yourself and others from becoming victims of crime. When you go out, keep these safety tips in mind.
- Be sure to stay aware of your surroundings when using earbuds, headphones, and anything else that might impair your hearing.
- Do not hesitate to report suspicious activity or suspicious individuals.
- Do not attempt to enter into conversation with a suspicious individual.
- Learn the best routes between your residence hall and your classes and activities. Take the safest route, not the fastest route.
- Travel in groups of two or more at night.
- Always walk in well-lighted, heavily traveled areas.
- Share your class schedule with friends and family, effectively creating a buddy system.
- When you go out, let someone know where you are going and when you plan to be back.
- Know where the emergency telephones are located.
- Use the escort or shuttle service. Call 748-5555 to arrange for a walking escort or a shuttle ride. Wait in a safe place for the escort or ride.
- Wherever you are, stay alert to your surroundings and the actions of people around you.
- Follow your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right, change directions, go to an emergency phone or into a public building, or call Campus Safety (ext. 5555).